Other people’s first impression of me is just an ordinary young girl, with 21 years under her belt, having a passion for life, spending her free time reading magazines and novels of Cecilia Ahern’s. Moreover, like any girl my age, I love attending social events and trying new and challenging activities and moreover, I have a real desire to travel around the world. My social life involves around going out and enjoying with friends, playing tennis, swimming and most especially shopping.
What people are not aware of is, within this ordinary girl, lives a great passion to become one of the most successful chartered accountant in the world. To myself, I am no ordinary girl in a sense that I, in my perspective, am waiting to make a difference in the accounting world of numbers. With the great corporate accounting scandals of our time such as ENRON and most currently, the Lehman Brothers, it is without a doubt that the current world we live in requires a new generation of ethical, effective, efficient and dedicated accountants.
From my knowledge, accounting often involves the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time and hence, accountants engage in a wide variety of activities including preparing financial statements and recording business transactions involving computing costs and efficiency gains from new technologies, participating in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, quality management, developing and using information systems to track financial performance, tax strategy, and health care benefits management. In short, accountants have their finger in almost every aspect of business. I have always felt that accounting offers stimulating and challenging work that is ever-evolving and owing to the fact that accountants are often found inspecting the workings of businesses, they are privy to every aspect of its running. Also, it is without a doubt, that most Chief Financial Officers of large corporations have a background in accounting due to an accountant’s best understanding of what drives business and profits in a company. In addition, accounting offers superb career opportunities in many different areas. Hence, my goals and dreams of becoming an accountant are highly justified and I firmly believe that a good accountant can make or break a business. In the hopes of succeeding in my goal, I have always borrowed words of wisdom from the past. The following motto has had a great influence in forming my first dream to become one of the best Chartered Accountants in the world; “Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand”, (Bruce Barton). This famous motto has always guided me to achieve in my important aspirations whether competing to be in the dean’s list for a straight consecutive 6 semesters or scoring the winning goal in our Secondary School Hockey game where I stood second in the under 15 and the under 18 league and was captain of the team both times. This motto has become a constant source of motivation that has filled me in oftentimes with the energy to move on in the face of countless of difficulties in my scholastic years. I have cultivated my love for accounting at an early age (not out of exaggeration) - it is safe to say that I have always loved math even during my elementary school days in XXX, Malaysia. I carried this interest to my secondary scholastics in the same school where my competitive nature led me to participate in a leadership course and my efforts were paid off as I ended up becoming one of the tutors in the “Peer Learning” program.
However, my unerring skills in mathematics emerged after my secondary education which led me to pursue an Accounting Diploma at the XXX, Malaysia. As soon as I began delving into the basic theories of accounting, I became immersed in accounting problems that were often considered by the common individual as...
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